CFP: Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race 2016 Conference

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Persistent Racial Problems: Political, Cultural, and Religious Responses



Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race

with University of the West Indies Faculty of Law, St. Augustine

August 3-5, 2016 Conference

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Pre-conference program, Trinidad (July 31-August 2):Emancipation Day Activities and Local Community Immersions
  • Post-conference Tobago excursion (from August 6)


Plenary speakers include:

Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of the West Indies

Dr. Sylvan Lashley, Interim President, University of the Southern Caribbean

Prof. David Williams, F.S. and L.S. Norman Professor of Public Health, Harvard University

Prof. Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, Trinidad

Prof. Leon C. Wilson, Provost, Alabama State University

Prof. Ann Marie Bissessar, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Univ. of the West Indies, Trinidad

Dr. Iva Carruthers, General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, USA

Rev. Babila Fochang, Synod Clerk, Presbyterian Church of Cameroon

Prof. Jualynne Dodson, Sociology, Michigan State Univ., Director, Africa Atlantic Research Team

Prof. Gosnell Yorke, Hammarskjold Inst. for Peace and Conflict Studies, Copperbelt Univ, Zambia

Dr. Chinonyerem Ekebuisi, Director, Theological Education Board, Methodist Church of Nigeria


Presentation abstracts accepted through April 30, 2016:;


Conference Registration Details

  • Generalrate: $250 dollars.includes lunch and light refreshments all 3 days.
  • Students/Unwaged/Local registration rate: $125—Partial waivers may be available
  • Day rates: $ 100; or for Students/Unwaged/Local, $50


Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre, Lady Young Road, Port of Spain Trinidad

  Single occupancy: $129, Double occupancy: $139 (daily rate, plus tax and fees)

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